Niihau is called “The Forbidden Isle”.
Niihau is the only island that is privately owned and is hoe to less than 230 people.
The island was originally purchased from King Kamehameha V by Elizabeth Sinclair in 1864 for $10,000. Since then descendents of Elizabeth, now known as the Robinson family, continue to live on the island.
No one can visit the island without express invitation from one of the Island′s residents.
Niihau is the only Hawaiian island where Hawaiian is the dominant spoken language.
Legends say that Niihau was the original home of the Goddess Pele.
The island of Kahoolawe was once used as a target by the United States Navy and Air Force.
Kahoolawe is the only Hawaiian island uninhabited.
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